Steiff Willy Teddy Bear
Towards the end of the long summer, Willy Teddy bear has been eating enough food to sustain him through his winter rest. Now he is tired – his eyes are small and his body and legs have become heavy. He is looking forward to having a long sleep in his cosy cave among the fern, moss and lichens. With Willy Teddy bear, Steiff marks the autumn with a hibernating bear for collectors: with steel granulate in his body, arms and legs, a loosely jointed head and a checked scarf. So if you are planning on a quiet, cosy winter, you will find him an ideal companion. Of course, bears never go into a really deep sleep when hibernating during the winter, so Willy is always ready for an adventure.
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As an energetic young girl, Margarete Steiff fought for her place in life, against much resistance. With a pin cushion in the shape of a small stuffed elephant, Margarete laid the foundations for the first Steiff bears, designed in 1902 by her nephew Richard Steiff, who is credited with creating the world’s first, jointed, Steiff teddy bear. This unprecedented success story still continues 135 years later!